The Pink House
Updated: Mar 4, 2019
The Pink House is the oldest standing building in already-old-as-f*ck Charleston, SC. It was built between 1692 and 1712 of pinkish-hued Bermuda stone and located in the more permissive section of the French Quarter known for a time as "Mulatto Alley." It served as a tavern and coffee house for much of its early history, catering mostly to sailors and pirates. It has most recently functioned as an art gallery, though at time of writing it is for sale. We came, however, to pay homage to its original inception as a "groggery," by shotgunning a couple Budweisers above the cellar grate.
Thank you, Pink House, for your contributions to early American drinking history. This bud's for you.